'Joker' Takes Home Golden Lion Award at Venice Film Festival

'Joker' will hit theaters on October 4.

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VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 07: Joaquin Phoenix and Todd Phillips pose with the Golden Lion for Best Film Award for ‘Joker’ at the Winners Photocall during the 76th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 07, 2019 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

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Joker is already doing very well.

Repost from #ToddPhillips: One month till #jokermovie. UK poster. pic.twitter.com/158boFL1XC

Not only has the R-rated film been getting rave reviews from critics who attended early screenings but it also has been awarded the Golden Lion Award at the Venice International Film Festival.

The winner of the award during last year's festival was Alfonso Cuarón's Roma. The film would go on to get ten nominations at the 91st Academy Awards.

#JokerMovie wins the Golden Lion for Best Film at #VeniceFilmFestival. pic.twitter.com/qYlAoHpwIR

Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix in the titular role and was directed by Todd PhillipsRobert De NiroZazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Douglas Hodge, and Brian Tyree Henry are also in the movie. 

Director Todd Phillips, Joaquin Phoenix and Zazie Beetz on the red carpet at the #VeniceFilmFestival for #JokerMovie. pic.twitter.com/G75k9taygx

Joker will hit theaters next month on October 4, 2019. If you missed it, check out the trailer for the film below.

New trailer. #JokerMovie - in theaters October 4. 🖤 this tweet to be the first to hear about exclusive content leading up to opening weekend. pic.twitter.com/dMdLZIjzwz

In other more controversial news from the 76th annual Venice International Film Festival, Roman Polanski won the Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize for his film An Officer and a Spy. The director plead guilty to unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1978.

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